Is Being Gifted a Social Handicap?

  title={Is Being Gifted a Social Handicap?},
  author={Laurence J. Coleman and Tracy L. Cross},
  journal={Journal for the Education of the Gifted},
  pages={41 - 56}
The paper explores the question of how gifted and talented adolescents experience being gifted in high school. Fifteen subjects were interviewed twice while attending a special summer program in order to answer this general question. The data were analyzed and interpreted using a set of research questions which postulated that the subjects would voice feelings of difference and would make statements indicating recognition that being gifted interfered with full social acceptance. The results… Expand
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